Pros: Nice smooth taste, melts evenly, 12 ounce bags.
Cons: Bags can't be resealed, not a strong a taste as regular milk chocolate.
I'm not a fan of white chocolate; to me if it isn't a rich dark milk chocolate then it isn't worth eating. When it comes to baking, that's a different story. I started using the Nestle White Morsels when they were on sale a few years ago and I had a ton of coupons. I'd already bought a ton of the regular milk chocolate chips and some of the Butterscotch Morsels so I decided to grab a few bags of the White Morsels to use in cookies. They don't get used often but thankfully they have a long shelf life even after the bags are open. One good thing about the White Morsels is that if they do sit around for a while and start to bloom [when some of the oil rises to the surface of the chocolate] you can't see it because of the color of the chocolate. These are something that I don't buy unless they are on sale; so far the best price I have seen on them when they aren't on sale is at Wal-Mart.
Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels
Why buy white chocolate if you don't like the taste? Sometimes you want something that is a little more subtle then regular milk chocolate chips in a cookie, if that's the case then white chocolate might be a good pick. I use these when I make Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies with peanut butter chips, crushed peanuts and peanut butter. I use a half cup peanut butter and a little less than half a cup of shortening; when it comes time to add the chips I use one and a half cups of peanut butter chips and a half cup of the Premier White Morsels. You get an awesome peanut butter taste with just a hint of chocolate. If you used regular milk chocolate chips it would be too much of a taste battle and you'll lose out on all the different peanut flavorings.
These are packaged in twelve ounce bags, that comes out to two cups, the exact amount that’s called for in most standard chocolate chip cookie recipes. In some cases I end up with a half cup of left overs; what do I do with them? Save then up, you never know when you are going to need them or want to grab all the partial bags of 'stuff' and make some "Slop". That's when you take all the pretzels, chips, cereal and candy, toss it into a bowl, mix in some melted marshmallows and chocolate, stir liberally then spoon onto parchment paper or into baking cups. It's a great way to clean out the cabinets and gross people out at the same time. So far we've never made a batch of Slop that hasn't tasted great; it might not look all that appealing but it is a fun snack for the whole family to make.
These chips are also nice if you want to melt it and dip things in it. We tried it with Ore's and learned the hard way that you really do need to knock all the 'dust' off them before you try to dip them. You can use strawberries, cookies, fruit or even candy; it's all up to you and what you like. Chocolate covered pretzels are always a nice treat and if you dip them in white chocolate then into something else like nuts or sprinkles you end up with a very nice looking treat. To melt these just pour them into a microwave safe container and cook then in 15 second intervals and stir them often. If you don't you will end up scorching it and the chocolate will be ruined. If it starts to harden, pop it back in the microwave for a few seconds and give it a good stir. You can also use a double boiler method to melt the chips but be careful to avoid getting water into it. Water and chocolate do not mix!
How do they taste? Ehh, I am not a fan of white chocolate so no matter how desperate I am, this isn't something that I will grab out of the cabinet and start eating out of the bag. The overall taste is good but you need to combine them with something that is going to compliment them, as a stand alone chip in a cookie there's little less taste than regular milk chocolate but if you want something that is 'softer', this is a good pick. As far as melting goes, they melt evenly in a pan if you use the double boiler method and equally as well in the microwave. I never buy these unless they are on sale for $1.50 a bag and even then, I am armed with coupons so I', not even paying that much for them. If I were a fan of white chocolate then I am sure I would buy and use more of these but as it stands, I'm not.
The Bottom Line
Do I use this more for dipping and coating than I do for baking? That's a hard call. I'd have to say it's about even but during the holidays I do make more cookies so the usage of the Premier White Morsels it changes throughout the year. Check the back of the bag near the UPC code for the "best by" date to ensure you are getting something that is fresh. If you want to get some awesome recipes for these chips check out the official Nestle website at www. Verybestbaking.com. If you have any questions about this product or can't find it in your local stores, customer service can be reached at  851-0512.
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